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Chateau Fombrauge 2019

Chateau Fombrauge 2019

Grand cru classe - - - Red - See details
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ParkerParker90/100
J. SucklingJ. Suckling93/100
Wine SpectatorWine Spectator93/100
DecanterDecanter92/100
J. RobinsonJ. Robinson16.5/20
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Description

A Saint-Emilion Classified Growth by Bernard Magrez

The estate
With origins dating back to the 16th century and its first harvest dating back to 1599, Chateau Fombrauge is one of the oldest estates in Saint-Emilion. The magnificent property has a charterhouse dating from the 17th century. Under the leadership of the Dumas de Fombrauge family, Chateau Fombrauge has become a real model for Bordeaux viticulture. This Bernard Magrez property shines today as one of the most beautiful of Saint-Emilion.

The vineyard
Located around Saint-Christophe des Bardes, the Chateau Fombrauge vineyard covers 58 hectares of vines aged 37 years on average. These vines are planted in clay-limestone soils with “molasses du Fronsadais.” The vineyard is cultivated by means of plot maintenance with grassing of the vine rows and plowing.

The winemaking
The wines of Chateau Fombrauge are produced through very meticulous plot selection by terroir and grape variety, always with consideration for the age of the vines. The property is equipped with drones, which map the various levels of fruit ripeness. Once manual harvest is complete, the small crates are brought to the winery, where the fruit is sorted on a table by 20 experienced individuals. The grapes are vinified in wooden, stainless steel and concrete tanks of small capacity by means of gravity with pre-fermentation maceration and full manual punch-downs.

The aging
16 months, 40% in new barrels, 60% in barrels of one previous wine.

The blend

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.

Chateau Fombrauge 2019
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